Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends –
Watching my kindergartner’s elementary performance of “An Evening with Frog and Toad” earlier this week made me realize how fast this year has flown by! As school year programming wraps up and summer launches, I hope you’re able to take a moment to reflect on the growth made by the young people in your lives.
This month we are adding a Racial Equity section to our e-newsletter, and also launched a second advocacy focused e-news earlier in the month. We hope you find the information contained in our Field Notes useful, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Advocacy: Garnering systemic support of the youth development field
Sometimes advocacy means the devil is in the details! Today we are featuring a few rule and ordinance issues that may impact you as a non-profit provider. Feel free to reach out to me, Rene at email@example.com.
New E-News: Our Shared Agenda
Earlier this month we launched a new deep dive e-newsletter called “Our Shared Agenda” with deeper analysis on relevant advocacy issues for our YDEKC Members. If you didn’t receive it but are interested in this additional monthly newsletter from YDEKC, please let Andrea know.
Federal: FLSA Overtime Rule Changes
Last week, on May 18th, the new Federal Labor Standards Act changes were signed into law, to go into effect on December 1, 2016. These new regulations have far reaching implications for non-profits related to minimum salaries for exempt employees and increasing worker rights to overtime pay. Washington Nonprofits provides a thorough review of the new law in this blog post. As stated in the post “Under the new regulation issued by the Labor Department, most salaried workers earning less than $47,476 a year must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours during a week.” 501 Commons will be hosting a webinar on June 16th at 1:00 p.m covering related material shared recently by Nancy Kasmar to help non-profits prepare for the new changes and summarized in this recent blog post – register here if you’d like to participate.
City of Seattle: Scheduling Ordinance
Following San Francisco and several other cities, Seattle is considering a scheduling ordinance for workers summarized in this PowerPoint. While most likely only impacting large retail and food industry employers, YDEKC has been tracking this issue with interest in ensuring low income youth have access to first jobs, and that there won’t be unintended consequences (now or down the line) for non-profits. The city is collecting input on current practices through surveys for shift employees (in multiple languages) and scheduling managers that can be accessed here.
Outcomes: Promoting common youth development outcomes
YDEKC continues to play a role in elevating motivation and engagement and social emotional learning in partnership with the Road Map Project and with and for our members. Much is happening in this space locally and nationally as recognition of the importance of the skills and dispositions that influence youth success grows.
SEL Council Draft Benchmarks
The Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup for Washington has been making progress on draft benchmarks and is now seeking input through organized sessions. YDEKC will be hosting a feedback session for youth service providers in early summer – please firstname.lastname@example.org know if you’d like to participate.
Capacity Building: Increasing member capacity through professional development and networking opportunities
New! YDEKC Member Mid-Career Confidential RoundTable – June 7, 11 am – 1 pm
Are you an executive director considering a transition in the coming year but struggling to manage your own job search while ensuring the organization that you’ve been leading with passion remains stable? Join a small group of up to 6 peers for a confidential, facilitated session to ask questions, share resources and get support. Email email@example.com if you’re interested in participating. Space is limited.
Professional Development Calendar
Seattle Public Schools has completed their first year of the Professional Development Calendar for Education Partners! They need your feedback in order to design a calendar and prioritize sessions that are most useful to all of you, with this survey. Please respond to the survey by May 31st.
Statewide Capacity Collaborative: Statewide Scan Inquiry Results
In 2015, the SCC commissioned a leadership scan of Washington state’s nonprofit sector with an interest in understanding how to best develop and support strong nonprofit and community leaders. The SCC partnered with CompassPoint to explore what resources are needed to further develop the skills required to lead the teams, organizations, and movements making positive changes in their region. Click here for the results of their inquiry.
United Way of King County: Funding Application Process in June 2016
Supporting Youth: Dropout Prevention, applications open June 15 – August 22, 2016. Agencies interested in applying for funding must request the application in e-CImpact (link available June 13). Click on the “REQUEST 2017 GRANT APPLICATION” link to make the request. RSVP for an information session.
New YDEKC Belief Statements
In May, YDEKC’s Advisory Board confirmed five belief statements including one on race as follows: We are committed to building a society where race is not a predictor of one’s success; We must address racism and racial inequities in our own organizations and institutions while also working for the policies, programs and systems in other sectors that will lead to optimum outcomes for all.
National Equity Atlas
The National Equity Atlas has released new data that adds two new breakdowns to their “detailed race/ethnicity” indicators defined by the U.S Census. The new breakdowns include “by ancestry” and see more detailed breakdowns of the Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Latino, Native American, and White populations (e.g., Filipino, Jamaican, Puerto Rican). They have also included “by nativity and ancestry” to get a breakdown of the share of each group who are immigrants versus U.S.-born. Follow their blog posts for more information on their new shared data!
What We’re Reading
Our YDEKC Racial Equity Committee will be making recommendations for future programming that works to address issues of racism within our organizations and within the field. In the meantime, sharing some of the readings that are informing our thinking.
- Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility
- How Seattle Gave Up on Busing and Allowed Its Public Schools to Become Alarmingly Resegregated
- Ending Systemic Racism Can Begin with Seattle
- Race and Class: Separate but Not Equal
Events & Opportunities
2016 Seattle Human Services Awards: June 1
On Wednesday, June 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm, the Seattle Human Services Coalition will host their annual Human Services Awards to raise up the work of those who have helped Seattleites reach their full potential in one or more of the award categories. RSVP here. The event will be hosted in the Bertha Knight Landes Room in City Hall.
Education Lab – Education Funding: June 1
Seattle Times’ Education Lab invites you to a discussion about school funding in Washington on Wednesday, June 1 at 6.00 p.m.
Teen Summer Kick-Off Festival: June 17
Join the city of Tukwila on Friday, June 17th, 11:30am – 4:30pm for an end of the school year celebration for the Foster High School and Showalter Middle School students. If you are interested in having a table at this event email Nate Robinson to confirm your participation.
Black Graduation 2016: June 24
Join the greater Seattle area school and their community in celebrating young people being on the right side of the graduation rate and on a trajectory to success! The Black Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held, Friday, June 24th, 5pm-10pm. Register an upcoming high school graduate here!
Federal Grants Workshop: June 28
Congressman Adam Smith invites you to attend his upcoming FREE Grants Workshop on Tuesday, June 28 from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seattle Public Schools: Director School & Community Partnerships
SPS is looking for someone that can strengthen relationships between the District, its families, schools, and local community-based organizations (CBOs) for the purpose of promoting educational excellence. Apply here!
Refugee Women’s Alliance:Youth Program Manager
This position is responsible for the management of ReWA’s Youth Program, including program planning and implementation, contract administration, results monitoring, staff support, and partnership development.
Equity in Education Coalition:Development Manager
EEC is seeking someone who excels in the world of development and fundraising, but will also excel in an organization whose culture embraces race-conscious conversations. Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm 6/17/2016!
Youth Program Directory
NEW DESIGN IS COMING! BE SURE YOUR INFORMATION IS UP TO DATE!
Summer Program Updates
The Youth Program Directory is now gearing up for summer! If you are in the directory and have changes for any of your program listings, please email our data specialist partner (Elizabeth) at Crisis Clinic 211 at YouthProgramDirectory@crisisclinic.org with your updates/changes. If you know about your summer programs in particular, please ensure that all locations including school sites are listed correctly.
If you are NOT in the directory…List Your Program
Go to the “List Your Program” page and check to see if you meet the directory’s Eligibility Policy. Then please submit both the “Organization Info Form” once and the “Program Info Form” for EACH program that you offer. If one program has multiple sites, you can list all sites within one program listing.
Like Youth Program Directory On Facebook & Twitter!
Like the Youth Program Directory Page on Facebook here and follow us on Twitter@YPDKingCounty. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the latest programs and more! If your organization or program has a good news story that we can link to be spotlighted on our Facebook or Twitter, please email email@example.com.
Thank you for continuing to work together to advance the youth development field. Hope to see you soon!
Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of youth-serving organizations working together to improve outcomes for young people.